Patient Handout: Autism, Visiting the Pediatrician

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Taking your child to the pediatrician can prove to be a challenging task for most parents. Having a child with sensory processing disorders, anxiety, ASD, and/ or speech delays can make going to the doctor’s office an excruciating experience. As a pediatric assessment speech-language pathologist (SLP) who works with a variety of children, I have experienced firsthand the fear that a child may have when seeing a professional. Here are some strategies to consider before, during and after the visit to create a more pleasurable doctor’s visit.

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